Tag Archives: darkside of whimsical

Oh Sheeyit Screenshots: Direct to DVD Equivalent

Fair Trade Agreement

Fair Trade Agreement
Yeah, this is totally fair.

Goblin Starting Zone

Goblin Starting Zone is the best!
Bite me, Valley of Trials!

I think I said a while back that I wasn’t going to post any of the ideas you have when you drink Kaja-cola.  I changed my mind!

The Hidden Side of Silvermoon

The Hidden Side of Silvermoon
Apparently, only RPers know of this.

Did you know that the Tailoring shop in Silvermoon City runs on leper gnome labor?  This guy’s minion even goes around whipping them (although one of them doesn’t seem to care, he always goes back to sleep).  Do you think leper gnomes are still sane enough to care?  If not, I need to get some for my Rocket Camel assembly line.

Blackwing Lair

Blackwing Lair
Black dragons make bad business partners.

None of my goblins understand why any self-respecting, profit-inclined sentient being would ally his/her/itself with the black dragonflight or anything Twilighty.  There isn’t a whole lot of gold in the end of the world, people, because the gold will cease to exist!  There’s probably lots to be made in extending the end of the world, but the black dragonflight isn’t exactly into that.  Besides, they’ll just kill you and take your money anyway.  (Plus, working conditions almost always suck, because they have a thing for fire.)

Unfortunately, none of the goblins in Blackwing Lair seemed interested, so Therm, Caliverne and Shao gave them another reason why allying with crazydestructive dragons is a bad idea: people who aren’t aligned with said creatures will kill you.  Either way, you end up broke and dead.

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Oh Sheeyit Screenshots: Did I mention I take a lot of these?

Map Quest /punny!

Map Quest /punny!
If you ignore the large statue,
I like the fountain.

While Niremere has absolutely no problem with a stone-faced Varian Wrynn staring at everything forever, I am personally not so fond of that part.  But if you subtract that, the fountain is a very nice place to be.  I also like the vaulted ceilings in the  Keep:

Vaults

Vaulted Ceiling
Yes, I look at this sort of stuff.

Architecture!  Excuse me while I sit here and ponder whether those ornamental columns are marble or whatever the Azerothian equivalent is.  Back Horde-side, Thermalix has toyed with the idea of stealing the flames from Alliance capital cities:

They will NEVER see me coming.

They will NEVER see me coming.
Ok, once they killed the mage, they did.

So far, all she’s done is follow one mage into Exodar, then high-tail it out of there on a camel when said mage made too many friends and bit the dust.  I expect she did not die because the sight of a goblin on a camel was probably a bit much for the Exodar NPCs.  You have to stop laughing before you can aim!

Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness
/dramatic

See, goblins can be serious!

Fraternizing with the Enemy

Fraternizing with the Enemy
All’s Fair in Booty Bay

While looking for iron ore on Niremere, I ran into Caliverne.  We /emoted each other into the Salty tavern and had a drink.  What?  What happens in Booty Bay stays in Booty Bay!  (Or so the advertising campaign says, anyway.)

Be British, Boys

Be British, Boys
I mean, be blood elfish?

Goblin Population Control

Goblin Population Control
Whatever works!

Best conversations of the week.

DS Mind Wipe

Mind Wipe
Alexstrasza is full of it.

DS LOVE AND LOBSTER

DS LOVE AND LOBSTER
Never underestimate the power of seafood.

We were having a lot of trouble hitting the button that day.  And yes, when it became clear we were going to wipe, I jumped.  Sadly, the temple gets wider about halfway down, so I didn’t make it all the way to the ground.

Thermalix Stood in the Fire (Again)

Darkside of Whimsical got a little further in Dragon Soul, no thanks to Alliance airship technology.  Nice name, nice look, but badly armored.  It clearly needs more spikes.  (No offense, Sky Captain Swayze.  Thermalix will still dance with you anytime.)

Clinging to the Edge

Clinging to the Edge
If we were flying a Horde ship ….
… this wouldn’t be a problem.

I like to think that all the times Thermalix has ever stood in bonfires, pyres, torches and other various types of flame prepared her well for “Stood in the Fire.”  But nothing prepared me, the player, for how my camera angle would do this when I did my ranged thing the smart thing and backed the hell away from the amalgamation about to go nuclear:

Camera Problems

Camera Problems
I think we’re killing something.
It’s kind of hard to tell.

What am I shooting?!  What’s going on?  Am I shooting?  Wait, I don’t think I’m shooting.  There’s something somewhere to be shooting!  BUT WHAT?  I’m just going to hit tab and shoot!

Deathwing’s tendons unnerve me.  They’re so skinny and stringy and ewww.

And since I’m on the topic of fire, I leave you with this gem of truth:

Goblin vs. Gnome Engineering

Goblin vs. Gnome Engineering

 

Today is Not a Day for Thinking

When Thermalix and Mechalis submit their “Petition to Address the Dire Lack of Rocket Camels” to Blizzard, they also plan on sneaking in a document or two supporting the addition of some new emotes.  Here’s what they’ve come up with so far, demonstrated (sorta) by Thermalix and Caliverne:

/yarr

/arrr or /yarr

We got the hat.  We got the pants and the shirt.  We got parrots galore!  It’s about darn time we had a pirate emote.  There could also be /ninja.  You could use either one when you are about to steal need loot for transmog purposes.  Yeah, I need those shoulders.  THEY MATCH.

/omg

/omg or /wtf

Especially handy for those who use the Dungeon Finder or LFR regularly.  We’ve all been in those groups where that “Thing You Don’t Do” becomes the “Thing That Idiot Just Did.”  There is clearly a need for an emote to express the frustration and shock one feels at the moment when you realize you have a mage tank!

/derp

/derp

For use when you are the one who has done the “Thing That Idiot Just Did.”  (See: Thermalix, Smart Move #3201: Run up to Helix Gearbreaker in Deadmines Heroic to start a conversation about his fears.)

/rockout

/rockout

While many are fond of the air guitar, Mechalis also suggests we add the air drumset and the air accordion just to keep things varied.  Remember to always play an /encore after your audience /claps!  Show them you appreciate them.  They are armed.

/ragequit

/ragequit

Who hasn’t seen someone do this?  There needs to be an appropriate tantrum animation before you pull the mobs and dump the party.  Then, since everyone else has been appropriately warned, they have time for a quick /omg or /wtf before they die!

p.s., please add /meow too, kthxbye

This is the LAST TIME, I swear!

Sunblood and Caliverne think Thermalix has a rare addiction.  She doesn’t, really – but it is true that if you camp rares, you’re probably mental on some level.

Enter Spiteflayer, a rare level 55 carrion bird in banana yellow.  This guy:

Spiteflayer

Spiteflayer
Image from Petopia

If you read up a bit on Spiteflayer, you find that because 1.) It’s a carrion bird in banana yellow, and 2.) It’s located in the Blasted Lands, which is generally not a top destination, nobody camps this thing.  Most folks show up, it’s there, they tame it, story ends.

I, however, named this blog “That Was an Accident!” for a  reason.

Camping for Spiteflayer

Camping for Spiteflayer

When Thermalix showed up, Spiteflayer was (wisely, in hindsight) not there.  Caliverne showed up, flipped his Titanium Seal of Dalaran in the air, and pronounced that the camping effort would be a success.  And so they waited.  And waited.  They practiced methods of yanking birds down to the ground (Thermalix flying in front of them, making /rude gestures = failure, Caliverne doing some fancy falling from the sky and daring warrior skill move = success).  At last, two hours in, Spiteflayer showed!  As she ran towards her target, Thermalix pulled out her bow to slay some of the cultists who were chasing her.  While they couldn’t kill her, they could make the tame take longer by smacking her lots.  Only problem here was she had not, in fact, retargeted like she thought she had.

Camping for Spiteflayer

Camping for Spiteflayer
OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE

While consoling herself with the fact that at least it wasn’t like she shot Skoll in the face, the whole thing was a big OH SHEEYIT moment.  Caliverne and Therm decided to come back in about four hours, since they did, after all, know the exact moment Spiteflayer perished.  Let’s just say that this time was waaaay past Therm’s normal bedtime, and just to make EXTRA CERTAIN that absolutely NO ACCIDENTS could occur, she removed ALL of her weapons.  Can you punch a bird out of the sky?  Not when you’re as short as Thermalix is.

Just at the four hour mark – just as Spiteflayer was due to appear in the skies – my internet connection died.  Well, sheeyit, son.  It could not be revived, and I had to pass out anyway.  Failure!  Failure!  Such epically unepic failure!

Fortunately, when my internet connection was functioning the following morning, who should be in the area but Spiteflayer?

Camping for Spiteflayer

Camping for Spiteflayer
See, nobody camps this after all.

All’s well that ends well, but seriously, don’t shoot the damn thing you’re trying to tame.  Just sayin’.

Camping for Spiteflayer

Camping for Spiteflayer
Eventual success is still success!

A Hunter’s Friends: The Rares Edition

Therm with Cerulean

Therm with Cerulean

Having race-changed Versebelg the Troll into Thermalix the Goblin, I find that I’m relearning and enjoying playing a huntard again.  I’ve been spending more time on Therm than on Mech, and have passed several important milestones: OSHEEYIT I kited stuff successfully without dying, and OMFG rare pets!  (What will happen to Centina the hunter, you ask?  I remade her as a mage, and I retamed Pogeyan while Thermalix was in Stranglethorn to complete the Nesingwary quests.)

What’s super amazing is how helpful two guildmates in particular are.  Caliverne and Sunblood are, I think, rares too, in their own right.  Caliverne, for example, happened to be out in Scholazar farming cooking ingredients.  He saw Aotona, and “Have Group Will Travel”-ed Thermalix there on the spot to tame.  Sunblood voluntarily purchased mucho alcohol to keep Caliverne sane during The Long Stalk for Skoll and showed up whenever and whereever he was needed.  I think we camped a total of eight hours or so, six and a half of which were on one day.  The awesome thing is: I didn’t even have to ask them to help me.  Once they knew I wanted Skoll, they were out in Storm Peaks looking for him long before I even realized they were in Northrend.  (While Sunblood’s dream of attempting to sheep Skoll did not come to pass, I think he’ll forgive me for it.)

Stalking Skoll: Starting to Lose It

Stalking Skoll: Starting to Lose It

Stalking Skoll: TAMING OMG OMG

Stalking Skoll: TAMING OMG OMG
Too excited to type right.

Stalking Skoll: Now WTF do we call it?

Stalking Skoll: Now WTF do we call it?
We settled on “Stormstrike.”

Thermalix probably owes both of them shares in her soul by now.  There is a slight snag in that she did sell all the shares in her soul to Mechalis in exchange for more gold to transmog with.  She made things like this:

Transmog: Mustard, Ketchup and Pickles

Transmog: Mustard, Ketchup and Pickles
The GM said it looked like WonderWoman.
Therm had been going for “condiments.”

She ran out of money to make her weapons match, but there wasn’t anything good on the Auction House block anyway.  Mechalis is totally not sure how she feels about this particular outfit.  She did force Therm to transmog herself a new getup (see a bit of it in the Skoll shots above, better ones later), claiming that her hotpants were causing shares in her soul to fall.